UsenetReviewz Public Service Announcement (PSA): Yes, You May Want To Start Using A VPN Now…

October 11, 2013

nsa logoA recent article on the Guardian website says that the Snowden documents more than hint that the NSA may have broken the encryption barriers of HTTPS and SSL, and may even have master encryption keys, or back doors to some VPN protocols. If you combine this with the fact that the Center for Copyright Information, (CCI,) has at least 5 major Internet Providers, (ISPs,) on board of their brainchild, the Copyright Alert System, (CAS,) and you may not be feeling too secure and private on the internet anymore…

Public Service Announcement

httpsBecause the NSA has boasted successes on HTTPS and SSL, and while successes in other areas are also hinted at, we are issuing this PSA advising our readers to use VPNs, or VPN combined with proxies, at all costs, for all your internet needs. These are some of the most common, and often used protocols that have been broken. Used for protecting your banking needs, and all internet related financial transactions, both secured http, (https,) and SSL are heavily utilized protocols. These two protocols alone form the backbone of security and privacy on the internet.

Be Careful Who You Trust, Though…

who to trustIt has been hinted also that some VPN service providers may have cooperated with the NSA or GCHQ. Either because of financial pressure, or Political pressure, or both. The documents show that the NSA has joined forces with their British counterpart, the GHCQ, in an effort to penetrate popular protocols. Through a program called “Bullrun,” attempting to obtain master keys, or back doors, companies like Microsoft, already known to be in collaboration with the NSA, could have been approached

What To Do?!?

vpn searchFrom these reports, we can be certain that: A) HTTPS, and SSL, are no longer a sure bets, and B) American and British based VPN services are sure to be reeling from this release of information. But anyways, you need to get the security of a VPN to remain private now. We recommend one outside of US or British influence. There are more than a few good ones to be found at vpnreviewz.com, our sister site. Paid VPNs are the most reliable, but if you must use a free version we highly recommend using VPNGate. we have been having excellent results with this client…

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